Aug/2020

Here is the super spectacular 89th episode of the most fun horror podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new episode, hosts  Bryan Kluger from Boomstick ComicsHigh Def Digest , Screen Rant, and Preston Barta of Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror-themed music. Hollywood screenplay writer Jeff Howard joins us as we discuss Our Feature Presentation this week – 1996’s ESCAPE FROM L.A.!

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‘Escape Room’ – Film Review!

by Janet White on Jan 4th, 2019

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

 

Puzzles are amazing. They push you to think and not just any ole thinking. You have to see through, around, up and down, probably why I love being a critic. Anyway, locks slide and toggles click as the screen fades in from black. Escape Room opens with a chessboard followed by a pan around an overloaded study, foretelling much. The sounds did not match the image that appeared. I wanted to like Escape RoomRead the rest of this entry »



Hey guys, Jana here,

 

dave-bautista-shared-photo-russia-1224247015It looks like ‘Escape Plan 2‘ is officially a go and Sylvester Stallone will be back on screen as Ray Breslin, the man who wrote the book on structural security. In the first film from 2013, he found himself set up and incarcerated in the world’s most secret and secure prison, he has to use his skills to escape with help from the inside. The sequel will not see Stallone alone though, Dave Bautista is on deck to join Sly this time around.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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This is the 4th episode of the newest podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘Media-Ocrity‘, where the show is just – okay. Here on the show, we focus strictly on horror/sci-fi, comic books, and video games – basically all the fun stuff that tickles your fancy. In our fourth episode, we discuss the new Nintendo system, movie scores, Batman, James Bond, Prince, and RE-CAST ‘Escape From New York‘, which was quite fun. This episode is guaranteed to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you.  I am joined by comic book artist Jeremy Megert  and pop-culture wizard Jonathan Atterbury.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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It’s finally happening! I’ve said that a few times this week, first the crossover plan for ‘He-Man‘ and ‘Thundercats‘ comic expansion made my day. This time it’s more comic book news, but like the coolest comic book news I could bring you! ‘Big Trouble In Little China‘ and ‘Escape From New York‘ comics will have a crossover edition!!! That’s right! Kurt Russell x 2! Doublemint Kurt Russell! How much Kurt Russell can you take before it’s too much Kurt Russell? I don’t know, but I’m willing to find out! Now, let’s take a minute to calm down, I expended more energy in the first sentences than I have all week! While I’m wheezing my heart rate back to normal, let’s get the rest of the story.

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‘Escape From New York’ Re-boot Finds Writer!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 12th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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We’ve known there was going to be an ‘Escape From New York‘ re-make for a while now. Fox is hoping to relaunch the property in the same way ‘Planet of the Apes‘ worked out and now we have an idea of how this film might come across now that we have a writer attached.

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Film Review: ‘No Escape’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 26th, 2015

Janet W., Here…

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No Escape opens in black with opening credits and the sound of insects chirping.  Suddenly we focus on two glasses of clear beverage.  The camera follows the waiter carrying the glasses through the hotel/mansion until they arrive at the security/food taster.  Upon receiving his approval the waiter continues to the Prime Minister of Thailand and his visitor.  You wonder if something is in the glasses and if the Prime Minister will meet his end.  They both drink and finish their meeting.  As the visitor is escorted out by security, suddenly alarms sound.  The security officer takes off for the Prime Minister.  He is found bloody and dead.  Rebels walk up to the security officer and he draws his blade.  To defend himself?  No, he slices his own throat.  Oh, right, this is a Weinstein film.  Cut to titles that transition into clouds and an airplane window.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Escape From New York’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 21st, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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John Carpenter’sEscape From New York‘ came out in 1981. I was born in 1981. This is not a coincidence. Ever since my dad showed me ‘Escape From New York‘, I wanted to don an eye patch, stick it to authority, and save the human race, just like Plissken does, but I knew I’d never be as cool as Plissken ever was.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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If you’re in the market for the ultimate copy of John Carpenter’s smash cult sensation ‘Escape From New York‘, you have until April 21 to wait! Scream Factory is reissuing a Collectors’ Edition Blu-ray that will leave all other copies in the dust.

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‘Escape From New York’ Remake Coming From Fox!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 14th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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It’s official the bidding war for ‘Escape From New York‘ was heated, but Fox has won the day and their spoils are rights to remake 1981’s sci-fi actioner that saw a lot of big names saddle up for the ride. Of course, Kurt Russell was perfect as Snake Plissken, Lee Van Clyfe, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasance, Isaac Hayes and Harry Dean Stanton are just among a few of the key players.

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Hi, Bryan Here…

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I’m very skeptical about this project. The original ‘Escape from New York‘ that starred Kurt Russell and was directed by John Carpenter is pretty much flawless. ‘Escape From LA‘ on the other hand wasn’t as good, even though it had Bruce Campbell. That being said, Hollywood, specifically producer Joel Silver has been wanting to remake the film for the better part of a decade now. But it seems as of recently, that things are picking up speed.

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Film Review: ‘Escape Plan’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 17th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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I counted six one liners in the Schwarzenegger/Stallone film ‘Escape Plan‘. I was hoping for more, and when it came to Schwarzenegger’s big moment to deliver the goods, they must’ve hired a three year old, because his one-liner was pretty lame, as is much of this action thriller that finally has the two biggest action stars of the 80s together at last for an entire movie. Now before we get into the good and bad of this film, let us first discuss the director, whose name is Mikael Hafstrom, who directed the John Cusack vehicle ‘1408‘. But more interestingly, Hafstrom wrote a movie called ‘Kopps‘, which you can see a brief snippet below (it’s required viewing to proceed with the review)….

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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It’s finally happened. Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger are finally in a film together where the two of them are the main stars. ‘Escape Plan‘ is set to release in October of this year and actually screened at Comic Con a month ago. It received mixed reviews, but everyone seemed to enjoy it overall, especially Schwarzenegger’s performance.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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The former Doctor, David Tennant began shooting his new series today called ‘The Escape Artist‘, in which he’ll play the lead Will Burton. The series is a three part legal thriller in which Tennant’s character Burton is an insanely good lawyer who is known for getting tons of people out of tight legal situations as his nickname around town is….you guessed it, ‘The Escape Artist‘.

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Hi Bryan Here….

NEW YORK, NY August 2, 2011 – The Weinstein Company (TWC) and Rainmaker Entertainment announced today the all-star voice cast for ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH which includes Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Rob Corddry, James Gandolfini and Craig Robinson. The 3D animated family comedy is currently in full production.

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THE INVISIBLE MAN – Film Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 26th, 2020

“The Invisible Man heads its way to one of the best horror films in years.”

Universal is revamping its classic monster franchise yet again with a new, fresh, original, and scary take on The Invisible Man by writer-director Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious). The film takes a different approach to this vintage tale with modern technology and its willingness to explore and invest in its characters more so than relying on redundant jump scares and silly plot tangents. Whannell takes this product seriously while having some fun with its sturdy foundation that H.G. Wells built all those years ago. The Invisible Man is a remarkable horror film that succeeds in every element of filmmaking.

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THE GENTLEMEN – Film Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 23rd, 2020

“The Gentlemen is a wonderful and hilarious step back into what Ritchie does best.”

The Gentlemen is a return to true form for director Guy Ritchie who two decades ago gave us some of the funniest and most violent gangster movies, including Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Ritchie has a penchant for the London gangster scene and after many years of different genres and a blockbuster Disney film about a blue genie, it was time the British filmmaker came back to his origins with a funny, brutal story and a vast amount of zany characters that are guaranteed to entertain with The Gentlemen, led by an all-star cast that includes Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant, Colin Farrell, and Charlie Hunnam.

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Dolittle – Film Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 15th, 2020

“Dolittle is a fine two-hour escape for January.”

Fresh off of sacrificing himself to save the universe in Avengers: Endgame, Robert Downey Jr. graces our cinemas with his latest movie ‘Dolittle‘ this weekend. Clearly feeling the goodwill from Iron Man, RDJ decides to employ the strangest accent for his new hero. Dolittle is a perfectly passable family movie in the dumping ground of January movies. It is PG, it is short, and it has a few amusing moments to keep the family entertained on a cold weekend.

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Just Mercy – Film Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 10th, 2020

Just Mercy, the adaptation of the novel by Bryan Stevenson, is superb. I say this as someone who read the book, as a criminal defense lawyer, and most importantly, as someone who needs the message of hope now more than ever. As a lawyer who works in this field, I saw the film through a different lens, and I want to preface this review with that caveat. But, this film needs to be seen by people that have nothing to do with the criminal justice system. It’s not just a film for the black community, or for someone touched by the system, or for the disenfranchised- this is a story that needs to be told on a big screen to anyone that is willing to listen. I hope you are all ears. 

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Underwater – Film Review #2!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 10th, 2020

January is a notorious dumping ground for studios to release their movies they don’t have a ton of confidence in. When I first saw the release date for Underwater I assumed it would be a really poor horror movie they needed to get off the books. Then the ad blitz hit and the marketing really ramped up so I assumed that maybe they had something slightly above average on their hands. Folks, they don’t. Underwater is a predictable, tame, and boring aquatic monster movie that goes through the motions until it mercifully ends.

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LITTLE WOMEN (2019) – Film Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 28th, 2019

One hundred and fifty years may have passed since Louisa May Alcott’s autobiographical enchanter Little Women was written, but it continues to remain relevant through countless retellings on screen and on stage. In total, three adaptations of this coming-of-age drama have been filmed, yet none quite captured the sentimentality and sensibility of the novel like Gillian Armstrong’s Little Women (1994) —until now. With a rich trajectory of colors, lavish production designs and a skilled cast of personalities, Greta Gerwig’sLittle Women’ is a delightful awakening of an American classic.

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TERMINATOR: DARK FATE – Film Review

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 1st, 2019

New and old terminators battle it out to save humankind once again in this heavy-handed homage to the original two films with Terminator: Dark Fate. There are a few elements to like in this big reunion in the Terminator universe, but silly winks and too many head-nods ultimately take you out of the moment, along with some fairly over-the-top action sequences that seem to belong inside a Fast and Furious movie. Even though Arnold Schwarzenegger is still solid gold in this character, perhaps the robot apocalypse was the best thing that could have happened.

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The Peanut Butter Falcon – Blu-ray Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 30th, 2019

The Peanut Butter Falcon is a stone-cold stunner of a movie where an unexpected friendship blossoms between two people on their way to a pro-wrestling school. It’s the most enchanting movie I’ve seen in a long time. Lionsgate delivers a great 1080p HD transfer along with a prime-sounding DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio mix. Bonus features are scarce on this one, but the movie speaks enough for itself. Highly Recommended!

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Here is the ‘In the Tall Grass‘ interview with actors Laysla De Oliveira and Harrison Gilbertson. It was such a fun and entertaining interview. We talk about working on the film, what scares us most, would we walk into that tall grass, and favorite scenes from movies. It was a blast.



Here is the ‘In the Tall Grass Interview with filmmaker Vincenzo Natali. We talk about shooting on location in the Tall Grass, adapting the novella, who would you want to wait​ for you in the tall grass, and favorite scenes in movies. It was super fun.

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What do you get when the co-writer and director of ‘Mac and Me‘ have access to an animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex for two weeks? Something that looks a lot like ‘Robocop‘, but with high school students played by Denise Richards, Paul Walker, and a T-Rex. Of course, I’m talking about the infamous film ‘Tammy and the T-Rex‘.

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‘Color Out of Space’ – Film Review! (Fantastic Fest)

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 28th, 2019

Richard Stanley was the subject of a 2014 documentary that chronicled the troubled production of 1996’s The Island of Dr. Moreau, a passion project from which he was fired. I could not be more thrilled that after twenty-three years Stanley returns to the director’s chair to bring us one of the most fun and effective H. P. Lovecraft adaptations on-screen with Color Out of Space. Oh, and it is starring Nic Cage giving an increasingly outlandish performance that goes places with some alpaca. Are you sold yet?

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